Raising the Bar...
We've heard that phrase before-- Raise the Bar. And raising the bar is going to mean something different to everyone. We are all on different journeys, come from different walks of life, are navigating through different seasons. We all have a story.
We just started a new women's Bible study at our church this week. It is called Adorned-Living Out The Beauty Of The Gospel Together. We have over 100 women taking this study and it is such a beautiful sight. We are all different, yet we all serve the SAME God. And it is going to be so awesome to see what He does throughout the next 15 weeks and beyond as we grow, learn, and depend on Him to teach, prune, and mold us. We get to do all of that TOGETHER.
Community is so important. In this age, a lot of engagement takes places online. But sisters, while that is good and beneficial in its own way, face to face, in real life engagement is even more important. We need each other, we need the fellowship, we need the accountability! I know that as women we are busy. Probably busier than we have ever been. But I encourage you to try to make that time for real life community. God does not want us to isolate ourselves. He wants us to be in fellowship.
Romans 12:16 "Live in harmony with each other. Don't be too proud to enjoy the company of ordinary people. And don't think you know it all!"
Romans 1:11-12 "For I long to visit you so I can bring you some spiritual gift that will help you grow strong in the Lord. When we get together, I want to encourage you in your faith, but I also want to be encouraged by yours."
Back to raising the bar.....
Is there an area in your life where you need to make some improvements? I know for me personally, I've got a few areas that need some attention. Places I can certainly better myself in.
In my next health and fitness accountability group that is going to be our focus. We will be working out to a great new Barre program, but also evaluating our lives and discovering where we need to be intentional in our health. This does not just include our physical health. This is mental and spiritual as well!
Do you need to raise the bar in your health journey?
* Maybe you need to make your health a priority. (It is not selfish!)
* Do you need to commit to regular exercise?
* How about making wiser food/beverage choices.
* Do you need to be more intentional with prayer time and Bible study?
* Perhaps you need to release some unhealthy habits/addictions to the Lord.
1 Timothy 4:8 says "Physical training is good, but training for godliness is much better, promising benefits in this life and in the life to come."
So ladies, come together in community---online and in real life! Just fellowship with one another.
And if you are interested in joining my online community in March, signups are still happening but ending very soon. I'd love for you to join us as we Raise the Barre in our health journey. Just email or find me on Instagram and Facebook.
Change takes place when we challenge ourselves!